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Can't play .WMV files received as attachment.

  1. #1


    Kris Guest

    Can't play .WMV files received as attachment.

    Hello. Whenever I open a .WMV file received as an e-mail attachment, it does
    not play properly. Only audio can be appreciated once the file is in use,
    there's no video to it. I'm using WMP 11 with Windows Vista Home Premium.
    Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    Kris Guest

    Re: Can't play .WMV files received as attachment.

    Thanks, but I don't think it's a problem with the codec, as it's a WPM-native
    codec it requires to open the file. I'll check anyway.

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > Download a free little program call GSpot (use Google). It will tell your what
    > codec you need.
    >
    > NOTE: Only download codecs as needed. Avoid "Codec Packs" at all costs. And
    > only download codecs from the manufacturer of the codec.
    >
    > (Probably the DivX codec. Available from DivX.com.)
    >
    >
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Kris" <Kris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:AB0A97CE-250F-4F1A-8A2B-DAAE82E90BB4@xxxxxx

    > > Hello. Whenever I open a .WMV file received as an e-mail attachment, it does
    > > not play properly. Only audio can be appreciated once the file is in use,
    > > there's no video to it. I'm using WMP 11 with Windows Vista Home Premium.
    > > Any suggestions?
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Can't play .WMV files received as attachment.


    WMV specifically is limited to the Windows Media video codecs. ASF (the
    superset from which WMV is drawn) could in theory contain DivX, but it'd be
    strange. =)

    --
    Speaking for myself only.
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    --

    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1FE299AD-05B0-4AEA-8BCD-6AF53A490A1D@xxxxxx

    > Download a free little program call GSpot (use Google). It will tell your
    > what codec you need.
    >
    > NOTE: Only download codecs as needed. Avoid "Codec Packs" at all costs.
    > And only download codecs from the manufacturer of the codec.
    >
    > (Probably the DivX codec. Available from DivX.com.)
    >
    >
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Kris" <Kris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:AB0A97CE-250F-4F1A-8A2B-DAAE82E90BB4@xxxxxx

    >> Hello. Whenever I open a .WMV file received as an e-mail attachment, it
    >> does
    >> not play properly. Only audio can be appreciated once the file is in
    >> use,
    >> there's no video to it. I'm using WMP 11 with Windows Vista Home
    >> Premium.
    >> Any suggestions?
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Can't play .WMV files received as attachment.


    Have you checked for updates to your video card driver?

    --
    Speaking for myself only.
    See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    --

    "Kris" <Kris@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AB0A97CE-250F-4F1A-8A2B-DAAE82E90BB4@xxxxxx

    > Hello. Whenever I open a .WMV file received as an e-mail attachment, it
    > does
    > not play properly. Only audio can be appreciated once the file is in use,
    > there's no video to it. I'm using WMP 11 with Windows Vista Home Premium.
    > Any suggestions?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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